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by ralphr1780
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My import now UK registered
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Belgium

Re: My import now UK registered

Congratulations Tim, simple procedure indeed.
Talking about remanufactured parts, I share your feeling as I noted yesterday a fluid leak along the seam of the new brake bottle fitted only few months back, aarrrgh!
by ralphr1780
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Rack Mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Belgium

Re: Steering Rack Mounts

I had fitted new ones on my S1 3 years ago at the beginning of the reassembly. On last inspection in preparation for MOT noticed that they had already delaminated before the car was on the road. :banghead: Luckily I had kept the old ones which I refitted. You can do the replacement job without remov...
by ralphr1780
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch...no more
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Belgium

Re: Clutch...no more

Hi Pete,
As both are going to the 8th finals, there is less thrill here, I just hope it will not be boring like the Denmark-France one :banghead: .
Anyway, pleased to see that despite moving to the other side of the pond you are still following football.
by ralphr1780
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch...no more
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Belgium

Clutch...no more

Saturday morning, knowing that the afternoon will be dedicated to watching the World Cup :bouncyyellow: took the S2 out of the garage aiming for a relaxed tour in the countryside. I noted that the clutch pedal had little more free play than in my memory. Nevertheless pulled away smoothly. Some 50km ...
by ralphr1780
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Water pump failure ?
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Belgium

Re: Water pump failure ?

Yves, good that you no more have overflow as this is already an improvement. However, you should check the temperatures with an IR gun and not rely on the gauge readings if this has not been duly verified before. A modest investment anyway for a tool to have in your garage. The gauge or sender (or b...
by ralphr1780
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 52
Views: 3508
Belgium

Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

:banghead:
Had I £40 millions, would certainly not one single second consider investing in the classic car market.
Still surprising to see how investors get easily carried away.
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Jag E Type Series 2. 1970
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Belgium

Re: Jag E Type Series 2. 1970

Welcome Bill,
My S1 came from BHCC too, but there was one owner in between so did not deal with them directly.
Excitement will begin shortly, once you have the car in your garage.
What is the colour combo?
Good luck in your project :fingerscrossed:
Cheers,
by ralphr1780
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front valance oblong plug?
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Belgium

Re: Front valance oblong plug?

:yeahthat:, and even more since it is for a £100k car.
by ralphr1780
Mon May 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1335
Belgium

Re: Royal Jaguar?

Well the clear fact, since the conversion to electric is so easily achieved and could be reversed, is that the E type was a car designed from the start for the future.
Not many cars of the same era can claim this. :bouncyyellow:
by ralphr1780
Sat May 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1335
Belgium

Re: Royal Jaguar?


But it is not David's car :wavegreatbritain:
by ralphr1780
Wed May 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Tacho and Charge issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Belgium

Re: Tacho and Charge issue.

Warren, I meant the alternator relay which is located next to the battery on the left, not the 3aw of the ignition light sorry. This is typical of S2. When this relay fails the alternator is no more excited, hence no more charging. I had exactly the same some time ago. Good luck and please do let us...
by ralphr1780
Wed May 16, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Tacho and Charge issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Belgium

Re: Tacho and Charge issue.

Darren, you can start by checking the ignition relay.
by ralphr1780
Sat May 05, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belt tensioner
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Belgium

Re: Fan belt tensioner

:yeahthat: and you can then also lubricate the bearing or replace it.
by ralphr1780
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spam email complaint
Replies: 28
Views: 1248
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Re: Spam email complaint

None since joining, and that is much appreciated!
by ralphr1780
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hesitation (S2 triple SU)
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Belgium

Re: Engine hesitation (S2 triple SU)

Thanks David, I had already downloaded and explored all these for the tune up.
Christopher, I will try the 2 degrees advance, should be easy to do with the MJ-Edis by just changing the trigger offset from 0 to -2. Will report shortly results.
by ralphr1780
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hesitation (S2 triple SU)
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Belgium

Re: Engine hesitation (S2 triple SU)

Thanks Steve, in my case the coilpack (for Edis) is not fed by the white wire coming from the ignition switch but from a separate line from the fuse panel. Nevertheless, could add a parallel wire and switch to test. And forgot to add that I do have some little exhaust poppings when decelerating down...
by ralphr1780
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hesitation (S2 triple SU)
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Belgium

Engine hesitation (S2 triple SU)

Last summer, have converted my S2 from twin-Stromberg to triple-SU (brand new kit from Burlen). Tuned the SUs as per the wsm, and after numerous sessions and almost 2000km later, I still have a slight but very noticeable constant engine hesitation. It is there on acceleration or cruising and at all ...
by ralphr1780
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.
Replies: 30
Views: 1014
Belgium

Re: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.

Richard the "4th" which you see in the photo is simply one of the 2 non-braided folded before entering the loom. There is no 4th purple to be connected to the fuses. You certainly are looking at the other side of the purples, most likely the one which should go to the map switch. Using your multimet...
by ralphr1780
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.
Replies: 30
Views: 1014
Belgium

Re: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.

Richard, here is a snapshot of mine (LHD) where you see the 3 purple wires on fuse 8 (one is braided): https://s31.postimg.cc/n4efskbd7/dashboard1.jpg And if you go with the wiring diagram, you will find that there are only 3 purple wires converging on fuse 8: cigar lighter map light flasher and tur...
by ralphr1780
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.
Replies: 30
Views: 1014
Belgium

Re: RHD 3.8 Instrument panel wiring.

Richard, the braided purple should go to fuse 8 with the other two non-braided purple ones.
The black with a spade is an earthing one that goes to the frame of the light switch, you should have a male spade fixed under one of the three bolts holding the switch.